Home via Seville
05 October 2010 | Serville
We are home now collecting the car so we can take some gear out to the boat. Steve booked flights from Seville to Stansted as even with the bus fare to Seville and a night in a hotel it was cheaper then flying from Gib because flights from there would take us into Luton or Gatwick and it’s awkward getting home from those terminals for us.
Seville was fantastic, a beautiful city and I would have liked more than a day there. The bus journey was 4 hours with a long stop halfway, unfortunately the air conditioning was broken and every time the driver turned it on the noise drowned the radio so he didn’t bother much - we all melted!
We arrived at midday and went straight to the hostel, the owners were very helpful and the room was clean and basic - hence the cheap price. The hostel was perfectly positioned for visiting the city centre which was not too crowded, it not being the high season. We found a small café and had tapas for lunch and then I visited the Flamenco museum which was very modern and full of interactive displays. Steve gave it a miss, not a surprise but he has been known to watch “Strictly Come Dancing”.
After that we wandered into the city to find the cathedral square, we passed many beautiful small churches on the way, there seemed to be one on every street. We stopped at a café overlooking the Giralda and I had an ice-cream sundae. Sadly all the tours round the cathedral were full and in the “off” season the Alcazar palace and gardens were closed - another time.
In the evening we went to an Argentinean restaurant recommended by the hotelier, the food was wonderful.